You Are Appreciated!

…give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)


Gratitude is a feeling of appreciation or thanks. Appreciation is the recognition and expression of the good in others, which, when clearly and intentionally expressed, is such powerful encouragement.

How often do we notice and acknowledge ongoing, faithful acts of service that happen all around us? We’re grateful when things occur as expected, but what might happen if we begin to intentionally express appreciation for these regular services? Too often, we only notice an interruption or delay of service in things such as:

  • mail delivery
  • garbage collection
  • phone service
  • check-out lines
  • kind, efficient reception
  • friendly, capable food service


Chronic Joy is truly grateful for each one of you. Whether you’ve signed up for specific resources (You Get Mail!, blog posts, devotionals), downloaded one of our free printables, checked out a webpage or Books We Love, or maybe you’ve sent one of our flat cards to encourage a friend or loved one, no matter how you’re connected with us, You Are Appreciated!



Notes of appreciation don’t need to be long to express your heartfelt gratitude to service providers (mail carriers, delivery drivers, receptionists, grocery cashiers, bank tellers, food servers, or local baristas). No matter the length, a personal note can be a huge encouragement to them! In fact, sometimes, a single act of intentional kindness can make a big difference in someone’s day.

For many of us, it’s hard to find the right words to thank those who are kind and caring. Below, you’ll find two free printables to get you started (“7 Ways to Thank Care-Providers,” “Note Starters to Thank Healthcare and Service Providers”). Our Appreciation Flat Cards (set of 10 flat cards with envelopes) are available in our Store. These cards were intentionally printed without glossy fronts so that you can personalize each one with the recipient’s name.

7 Simple Ways to Thank Care-Providers

7 Ways to Thank Care Providers

Seven simple ways to thank care providers and remind them of how grateful we are for their wisdom, care, and expertise.

Thank a Care Provider Note Starters

Notes of appreciation don’t need to be long to express our heartfelt gratitude, though starting them can sometimes feel daunting. These note starters are a great place to begin.

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Thank you!


Reach out and thank those health care providers who make a difference in your life – first responders, doctors, hospital and clinic staff, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, and technicians.

Thank Your Mail Carrier!


Whether rain, snow, sleet, or hail, you show up faithfully day after day, and we are so grateful! Thank you for every box, package, and envelope you’ve delivered to our mailbox or front door. We appreciate you!

Thank You, First Responders! - "We are so grateful for your dedication to caring for others in emergency situations.


Do you know a First Responder? Thank them for their courage, dedication, and selfless care of others in emergency situations.

Thank A Pastor


Thank a pastor who has been a blessing with a simple, heartfelt message: “For the early-morning or middle-of-the-night calls, for wise counsel and compassionate advice, for your caring patience, selfless love, and endless sacrifice, Thank You!”

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